Lab news feed
- Many publications getting close to submission, team is working strong right now.
- Symposia presentations coming up at SEB Entomology conference and three of us going.
- Molecular lab charging along with many projects coming to the end game!
- Good work everyone!
- New publication – Broadening the scope of empirical studies to answer persistent questions in landscape-moderated effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
- Undergraduate awarded CAES grant – Congrats – Miller
- Graduate student awarded graduate school travel grant – Congrats – Amos
- Post-doc awarded University Travel grant – Congrats – Arash
- Many publications, student presentation and awards, and forgot to update the blog the entire year.
- Soil Health Institute begins releases webinar series, “Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton”. On May 6, there is an episode from our cotton research in Georgia discussing the importance of biodiversity.
- Thoughts on biodiversity shared with news outlet, Morning Ag Clips.
- Carson Bowers submits second manuscript from thesis and launches pre-print. Nice work Carson, and we wish you well at new position.
- Arash Kheirodin arrives
- University moves to online for COVID-19. Lab is currently remotely working through collected data
- New post-doc, Arash Kheirodin, joins the lab to pursue whitefly research and trophic interactions.
- Kylie Lennon joins the lab to pursue graduate research in organic onion production.
- Carson Bowers successfully defended his MS, and got his first paper accepted in the journal Biological Control. Check it out here, Cover crops and cotton!
- Entomological Society Annual meeting. Lots of great talks from this lab and around the world.
- Still super hot!
- Carson submitted first publication and pre-print, check it out @ bioRxiv: https://sitebiorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/786509v1
- Super hot here!
- Tomato project started-stay tuned, our new graduate student, Swikriti Pandey, just arrived to study tomato traits and trophic interactions.
- Visual quick reference to predators and pests of cotton now available online and I will print copies for distribution
- Healthy soils for sustainable cotton field day. Perfect day, great conversations. We presented research on beneficials in GA cover crops. https://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-news/healthy-soils-for-sustainable-cotton-field-days-set-for-july-august/
- Peanut sampling across GA. Drone picture from sampling with Aubrey Shirley.
- Looking for Post-doc to study whitefly distributions and trophic interactions in vegetable production landscapes. https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-researcher-in-trophic-interactions-and-spatial-modeling-of-whiteflies-in-vegetable-production-landscapes-georgia/
- Illumina sequences forming for multiple projects
- What’s the buzz about: protecting pollinators and beneficial enemies. Green Webinar UGA
- Summer Young Scholar did amazing work in the lab and presented on research results
- IPPM Workshop – Research & Education Gardens UGA-Griffin: Arthropod ID – Common Pests, Pollinators, Natural Enemies
- Crazy amount of field preparation and lab preparation for sequencing and trophic data
- Sad to see Tea Arabuli leaving. Such a wonderful time hosting her and we have a nice dataset built with future ideas.
- Rachel Perez, Emmalee Milner and Carson Bowers present winning presentations at GES
- Southeast Branch ESA: Annual meeting of multistate project S1073
- Presented work on trophic interactions in GA commodities and importance of biocontrol
- Georgia Organics Conference: Farm tour of wildflower plots and presented information on wildflowers and beneficial arthropods
- Dr. Tea Arabuli (https://siteagruni.edu.ge/; https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NHVLCaEAAAAJ&hl=en) from the country of Georgia begins USDA Borloug Fellowship in collaboration with our lab.
- Cotton Commodity Commission Annual meeting: Presented on Natural enemies and functions in GA cotton.
- Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference: Awesome meeting this year and had very good participation and attendance to our workshop and symposium on biocontrol in southeast vegetable systems.
- ESA – Great student talks – Nice work Carson Bowers.
- Seth Whitehouse’s second manuscript in blueberries – published online
Local and landscape-scale heterogeneity shape spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) activity and natural enemy abundance: implications for trophic interactions https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Y7WncA-IW0Ux
- Shereen Xavier publishes second paper in Remote Sensing
- Undergraduate assistant publishes paper in JES- Nice work Casey Graham
- Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference invited talk on blueberry predators https://sitedev.manicmoosemedia.com/SERegional/wp-content/uploads/Show-Me-the-Predators-Unraveling-the-Enemies-of-Georgia-Blueberry-Pests.pdf